Disney to Let 100 People Join Secret Club "33"
Club33 Dining Room
"Club 33 is a private club located in the heart of the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland. Officially maintained as a secret feature of the theme park, the entrance of the club is located next to the Blue Bayou Restaurant at "33 Royal Street" with the entrance recognizable by an ornate address plate with the number 33 engraved on it." (Source)
Logo of Club 33 Source: Wikipedia
"D23′s Disneyland Off the Map Recap: Dining at Club 33 :
At 6 p.m., for a very special dinner (and drinks), D23 Members ventured inside one of the resort’s most unique restaurants: Club 33. With surprises, special gifts, and more than a little bit of pixie dust thrown in for good measure, this was one event that D23 Members were thrilled to put on their map." Image: Source Gallery: Disney.go.com
No matter how you see the Disney Corporation - be it a benevolent and heartwarming company which provides exciting and magical memories to children that last a lifetime, or a sinister and inhuman corporation that manipulates young minds and instills greed and consumerism - there’s no doubt that Disney is not solely what it seems from the outside.
The company that has become synonymous with childhood has such a long and enigmatic history (sometimes with seeming leanings toward the occult) that it’s no wonder that speculation runs rampant about what might go on behind the scenes.
Reportedly, Club 33 maintains fewer than 500 members who all pay a $25,000 entrance fee and $10,000 in yearly dues. Access has been severely restricted, and membership rolls have been closed for more than a decade.
New members will get initiation not only to the Club 33 restaurant on 33 Royal Street, New Orleans, but they also get access to the new private club named "1909" (the year Walt Disney was born).
Disney envisioned Club 33 as a place to entertain investors and business associates, although it didn’t open until six months after his death in 1967. But a Disney dream was realized: Presidents, dignitaries and celebrities have all stepped through the door at 33 Royal St.
Rumors about Club 33 have long swirled on the Internet, as Disney die-hards and other hopefuls shared what they had learned about the almost mythical membership. Koenig worried that as the club expanded, some of the magic would fade.
"For me, it seemed very neat and special to have this one little club that nobody knew about," he said. "We’re losing that a little bit."
The number 33 is an notable number, and it has many meanings to many people.
Some suggest that the 33 was chosen by Disney because of the 33 corporations that invested in the Club. Others note that Walt Disney was a FreeMason, and the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry has 33 degrees.
Others still speculate that the 3’s mimic Mickey Mouse’s ears turned on their side, and it stands for MM - his initials.
- A significant number in modern numerology, one of the master numbers along with 11 and 22
- One of the symbols of Ku Klux Klan. (K is the 11th letter of the alphabet, 3 times 11 is 33, KKK)
- The number 33 was discovered to lead to the essential meaning of life (the Bible) in Dan Brown’s 2009 novel "The Lost Symbol"
- The alleged age that Alexander the Great (Alexander of Macedonia) died at, the age of 33
- 33 is, according to the Newton scale, the temperature at which water boils
- Most Biblical scholars believe Jesus was about 33 years old at his death on the cross
- Some biblical researchers assert that Friday, April 3, 33 AD/CE was the date of Jesus’ crucifixion
(By Elizabeth Leafloor, RedIceCreations.com)
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